Bigg’s (Transient)

Transient killer whales were renamed Bigg’s a couple of years ago in honour of Dr. Michael Bigg who’s research changed the way we look at these animals Bigg’s Killer Whales are significant less picky than their resident cousins when it comes to prey. Biggs hunt marine mammals. Everything from small seals to whales twice their size! Bigg’s Killer Whales are frequently found in much smaller groups than residents and their family bonds do not appear to be quite as strong. Possibly due to the stealth they require to take down their prey, Bigg’s are usually found in groups of 3-5 animals.

Big Group of Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in the Salish Sea – 30/6/18

Big Group of Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in the Salish Sea – 30/6/18

Best Canada Day Ever – 1/7/18

Best Canada Day Ever – 1/7/18

Incredible Day with the T124A’s – 23/6/18

Incredible Day with the T124A’s – 23/6/18

T2B in the Strait of Georgia! – 5/5/18

T2B in the Strait of Georgia! – 5/5/18

The T123’s in Howe Sound – 2/5/18

The T123’s in Howe Sound – 2/5/18

Bigg’s (Transient) Killer Whales in the Sunset – 22/3/18

It Begins… – 17/8/09

It Begins… – 17/8/09